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Gold coins worth nearly $6k found in old kettle

The coins were discovered inside a Salvation Army Red Kettle. Image: Getty

The Salvation Army has discovered three gold coins valued at US$4,050 (AU$5,947) inside an old red kettle. 

Salvation Army staff discovered the three South African Kruegerrands while counting the donated cash in the Salvation Army Red Kettle, Fox61 reported. 

“We were so surprised and amazed when we found the coins,” said Captain Sharenna Echavarria, Corps Officer at The Salvation Army in Bristol. 

“We are extremely blessed by the generosity of this donor.”

Major Gregory Hartshorn added that this was the first time he’d seen such a coin in his 30 years with the Salvation Army. 

“You usually hear about it happening somewhere out in the Midwest. Here we had not one, but three were found in our backyard in Bristol, CT. We are so humbly grateful.”

Earlier this year, a Toulouse man discovered the old painting he found in his loft while doing a bit of spring cleaning was actually a $244 million painting by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

And in another bit of luck, an Edinburgh family discovered an ivory chess piece in an old drawer that was actually a long-lost part of a famous chess set. 

It’s since been valued at around $1.8 million.

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